Insituform Technologies Inc. announced it has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $6.5 million from the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District in Knoxville, Tenn. These contracts mark the first time Insituform will work with the district.
Hallsdale-Powell will fund the projects with a state revolving fund loan secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Hallsdale-Powell had planned to complete this project in a series of contracts to be awarded over the next three years, but by accessing the additional funds available through the ARRA, the district will be able to upgrade its system more quickly, significantly reducing infiltration into its existing system.
Insituform will rehabilitate approximately 25 miles of sewer pipelines with its core cured-in-place pipe technology. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011. Insituform will partner with Hallsdale-Powell Utility District and engineering firm Jordon Jones and Goulding to inform the residents of the Knoxville area about the project and the benefits of the rehabilitation efforts.
Insituform’s crew, based in Knoxville, will begin work on this project in March 2010. A minority-owned business will provide the open-cut work and pipe bursting for a portion of the project. Additional contractors from Tennessee will provide the required manhole rehabilitation, lateral rehabilitation, pipe bursting and closed-circuit television inspection services as subcontractors to Insituform.
Source: Insituform Technologies Inc.